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WASHINGTON — President Biden on Friday telephoned the chief of the National Guard Bureau to express dismay after troops deployed to protect his inauguration were ordered a day earlier to rest in an unheated garage after being booted from the Capitol, administration officials said. Photographs of dozens of guard members resting in parking spaces created a public relations debacle in the first days of Mr. Biden’s term, with some governors demanding that troops from their states be sent home. In a telephone call with General Daniel R. Hokanson, the chief of the National Guard Bureau, Mr. Biden asked what he could do about the situation, the officials said. The two men also talked about Mr. Biden’s personal connection to the Guard; Mr. Biden’s son, Beau, who died of brain cancer in 2015, served as a Major in the Delaware Army National Guard. Officials said that the White House might also arrange a call with state officials to thank them for their state’s contributions to the deployment of more than 25,000 National Guard personnel to the nation’s capital to provide security ahead of and during the inauguration on Wednesday.
Persons: Biden, Daniel R, Biden’s, Beau Organizations: WASHINGTON, National Guard Bureau, Capitol, Guard, Delaware Army National Guard, Officials, National Guard personnel
Two National Guard troops were pulled off the presidential inauguration security mission, the AP reported Tuesday. The Guard members were found to have ties to far-right militia groups, according to Army and intelligence officials. A National Guard Bureau spokesperson said that the Guard does not currently have information on the reported removal of the Guard troops but stressed that extremism in the ranks will not be tolerated. There are more than 21,500 National Guard troops currently deployed to Washington, DC in support of the presidential inauguration, the National Guard Bureau said in a statement Monday. A National Guard Bureau spokesperson told Insider that the Guard could not currently substantiate the AP report but added that the National Guard does "not tolerate extremism in its ranks."
Persons: Joe Biden's, Biden, Donald Trump, Mark Milley, Chris Miller, it's, Daniel R Organizations: National Guard, Guard, FBI, National Guard Bureau, Associated Press, Army, AP, National Guard personnel, Trump, Capitol, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, Virginia National Guard, Joint Chiefs, Staff, New York Times, Department of Defense Office, Department of Defense Locations: Washington ,
Biden's inauguration speech to stress unity amid a national crisis
  + stars: | 2021-01-19 | by ( Thomas Franck | ) www.cnbc.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden delivers remarks on national security and foreign policy at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, December 28, 2020. President-elect Joe Biden will on Wednesday deliver an inauguration speech centered on unity as the United States faces one of its most chaotic transfers of power in the modern era. His speech will also come in the wake of an outgoing president whose refusal to attend the inauguration ceremony was heralded by his successor as a victory for security. Thousands of National Guard personnel have been mobilized to the District of Columbia in recent weeks to help keep peace before, during and after Biden's inauguration. Biden welcomed the news, saying in a speech that Trump's absence would likely take pressure off the National Guard and law enforcement groups.
Persons: Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Biden's, Mitch McConnell, McConnell, Barack Obama, George W, Bush, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Bruce Springsteen Organizations: CNBC, Trump, Capitol, National Guard, National Guard personnel, District of Columbia, Biden, Twitter, Republican, Democratic, U.S . Capitol, Covid Locations: Wilmington , Delaware, United States, Washington, Covid, U.S
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has told the chamber’s top Democrat Chuck Schumer he is unwilling to call an emergency session to consider removing Trump from office following a House impeachment, a McConnell spokesman said. 3 House Republican. Slideshow ( 12 images )Under the U.S. Constitution, impeachment in the House triggers a trial in the Senate. A source said earlier on Wednesday that the Republican Senate leadership had discussed whether to initiate a trial as early as Friday. Democrats could also use an impeachment trial to push through a vote blocking Trump from running for office again.
Persons: Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer, Trump, , Joe Biden’s, Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Julian Castro, Maxine Waters, Bill Clinton, Andrew Johnson, “ Impeaching, Kevin McCarthy, ” Trump’s, Ohio Republican Jim Jordan, Jordan, “ It’s, Liz Cheney, Republican Jamie Herrera Beutler, , impeaching Trump, McConnell, , Mike Pence, Hunter, Trump’s Jan, you’re, ” Trump, Gerry Connolly Organizations: WASHINGTON, Republican, Democratic, Trump, U.S, Capitol, National Guard personnel, , Senate, Ohio Republican, Constitution, Republicans, National Guard, America’s, Ukraine, Georgia Locations: United States
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